When P Diddy asked his twitter followers to recommend the best UK MC for him to collaborate with, the response was unanimous: Skepta. Indeed, when the annals of grime are written, MC and producer Skepta (aka ‘The King), will be considered as crucial to its development as the more celebrated Wiley (aka ‘The Godfather’), and Dizzee Rascal.
As part of the collective Boy Better Know that includes his brother JME, Skepta has been instrumental in the elevation of the grime scene. Not only have Boy Bettter Know released some of the most seminal anthems, albums and mixtapes on the scene, but they have produced tracks, provided lyrics or created artwork for peers such as Tinchy Stryder, Jay Sean and N-Dubz. It is these achievements that differentiate Skepta from his contemporaries and sees him effortlessly still impact on the underground scene while appealing to a wider commercial audience. Both his third studio album ‘Doin it again’ and his forthcoming single ‘Amnesia’ are testimony to this.
Juxtaposing anthemic riffs and infectious choruses with guttural lyrics and big bass-lines, each track on ‘Doin’ It Again’ has crossover potential, without compromising Skepta and Boy Better Know’s renowned grime roots. Highlights on the album include previously released singles ‘Bad Boy’, ‘Rescue Me’ and ‘Cross My Heart’ alongside Skepta’s monumental remix of Diddy Dirty Money’s, ‘Hello Good Morning’.
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